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Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Hopper, Robert DeNiro, Marilyn Monroe, and Joanne Woodward these are only a few of the many actors trained in Method acting by the great and legendary Lee Strasberg This revolutionary theory of acting developed by Stanislavsky and continued by Strasberg has been a major influence on the art of acting in our time During his last decade, Strasberg devoted himself to a work that would explain once and for all what The Method was and how it worked, as well as telling the story of its development and of the people involved with it The result is a masterpiece of wisdom and guidance for anyone involved with the theater in any way it answered to the questions remained from Stanislavski s acting method While Lee Strasberg and Method Acting have indelibly left a legacy for good reason, acting is a subjective art with no one approach Like all art forms then, it is difficult to divulge the talent beyond classical technique However, this book ably inspires and instructs us as actors to focus on relaxation, empathy and analysis of the reality of the writer s constructs Strasberg s overlying quest is to direct real emotional responses provoked from personal experiences into the actors performan While Lee Strasberg and Method Acting have indelibly left a legacy for good reason, acting is a subjective art with no one approach Like all art forms then, it is difficult to divulge the talent beyond classical technique However, this book ably inspires and instructs us as actors to focus on relaxation, empathy and analysis of the reality of the writer s constructs Strasberg s overlying quest is to direct real emotional responses provoked from personal experiences into the actors performances With emphasis on reaching authentic emotion via exercises of stimulation, the exercises and psychological explanations are incredibly insightful, but the conclusions he draws are not always as objectively true as he ascertains, as many of my fellow actors might agree on Indeed, the book s enlightening didacticism is let down by Strasberg s rigid dismissal of many other methods with only his personal experience as evidence what doesn t work for one person may ultimately work for another Still an incredibly educational read, and would recommend to all actors This is worth reading if you want to be able to correct people when they misuse the term Method acting That refers only and exclusively to Strasberg People abuse the term and the exercises all the time, but this book articulates their specific natures well It doesn t teach you Method acting, though This is a history of its development. Probably the most important text on the subject of Method acting A combination biography of Stanislavsky, some of his contemporaries and followers, history of Method acting, and the various theaters which gave birth or contributed to the development of thereof, as well as autobiography of Strasberg If one simply wants to understand the theory and practice of Method acting, one could easily skip ahead to the chapter entitled Fruits Of The Voyage I dabbled in Performance Art for a while, and Probably the most important text on the subject of Method acting A combination biography of Stanislavsky, some of his contemporaries and followers, history of Method acting, and the various theaters which gave birth or contributed to the development of thereof, as well as autobiography of Strasberg If one simply wants to understand the theory and practice of Method acting, one could easily skip ahead to the chapter entitled Fruits Of The Voyage I dabbled in Performance Art for a while, and if this book taught me nothing else, I now know why I d occasionally see certain people walking around during a rehearsal shouting HAH